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Just before Page and Co. officially took the wraps off of Android in 2007, Googler Dan Morrill was getting ready to present the OS to a larger swath of developers in Mountain View. In an effort to spice up his presentation to devs, Morrill prepared a gang of bots while taking a short respite, producing exactly what he thinks were the first proposed mascots for Android. The wild bunch might be a far cry from the avocado-hued droid we’ve come to know and develop into figurines, however the “Dandroids” took pleasure in a small measure of appeal within Google prior to Bugdroid took the spotlight. Their creator unearthed the image files while cleansing up a NAS and has actually slung them up on Google + for all to see. Take a look at the adjacent gallery or stab the surrounding source link to catch a glance of the other bots.
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As the vista on Mars gradually gets ever clearer, and the system checks continue to show that the rover is in good stead, the group behind Interest will be progressively enthusiastic to stretch its
legs wheels. The first trip might be just a careful few meters, but plans for a more adventurous jaunt have just been revealed. The very first area in Interest’s sights is an area described as Glenelg, which, based upon preliminary images, delivers three different geological attributes, and also potentially being an area where water used to be present. The website is just 1,300 feet (400 meters) from where the rover landed, but it could still take numerous weeks to obtain there. This is merely a fast dash compared with the next leg of its journey, which sees Curiosity heading out to a location called Mount Sharp– a huge mound of layered rock which is intended to consist of visible geology possibly dating back millions of years. With seven kilometers (4.4 miles) lying between the rover and the mountain’s foothills, it’ll be a much longer journey, however one that might supply the first genuine evidence of the world’s capability to host, or have actually hosted, life.
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Qualcomm may be facing some new competition in the mobile chip space, now that NTT DoCoMo and three other Japanese firms are looking to join forces with Samsung. According to Japan’s Nikkei business daily, the quartet of firms (which includes Fujitsu, NEC and Panasonic’s mobile unit) is currently finalizing negotiations with Samsung over a proposed joint venture that would design, develop and market smartphone chips. The partners are reportedly planning to incorporate the new chips into their own devices, while selling them to other handset manufacturers, as well. DoCoMo would hold a majority stake in the ¥30 billion (about $ 390 million) partnership, which could help lower procurement costs, while reducing the partners’ dependency upon industry-leading Qualcomm. A DoCoMo spokesman acknowledged that the provider is exploring a variety of collaborations, but was quick to point out that nothing’s been finalized. Samsung and Fujitsu, meanwhile, have yet to comment.
LightSquared Executive Vice President Jeffrey Carlisle, meanwhile, defended his company’s proposal, pointing to an amended version submitted to the FCC on Wednesday. In the revised document, LightSquared offered to reduce the network’s power levels further, while providing a stable signal for GPS augmentation services to use at higher frequencies. “This is not a zero-sum game,” Carlisle said, adding that only 500,000 to 750,000 high-end GPS services would be affected by LightSquared’s low-frequency alternative (which, the company claims, will cost an additional $ 100 million to implement). Any interference issues, he continued, stem from pre-existing receiver problems that the GPS industry should’ve addressed by now. Most of the lawmakers sitting on the panel acknowledged the need to establish broader wireless coverage, but stressed the importance of doing so without jeopardizing critical transit and emergency response systems, with some calling for additional testing. Carlisle countered that previous tests have provided sufficient feedback, but ultimate approval lies in the hands of the FCC, which has not yet offered a timetable for its decision. Hit up the source link to read LightSquared’s revised proposal, in its entirety.
Sprint critiques proposed AT&T / T-Mobile deal, says buyout would ‘dramatically alter’ telecom industry
This afternoon, AT&T and T-Mobile dedicated a twenty-eight page PDF to convincing regulators that their $ 39 billion aquisition wouldn’t violate antitrust law, using images like the one above. Well, as you can imagine, Sprint had something to say about that, and you can read it immediately below.
The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA, if approved by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC), would alter dramatically the structure of the communications industry. AT&T and Verizon are already by far the largest wireless providers. A combined AT&T and T-Mobile would be almost three times the size of Sprint, the third largest wireless competitor. If approved, the merger would result in a wireless industry dominated overwhelmingly by two vertically-integrated companies that control almost 80% of the US wireless post-paid market, as well as the availability and price of key inputs such as backhaul and access needed by other wireless companies to compete. The DOJ and the FCC must decide if this transaction is in the best interest of consumers and the US economy overall, and determine if innovation and robust competition would be impacted adversely and by this dramatic change in the structure of the industry.
Last week, rumors flew that Sprint, not AT&T, would be the one to join T-Mobile and create a vast wireless network, and while we haven’t heard any proof of that so far, it probably wouldn’t be terribly happy to settle for “number 1 spectrum position” if the tables were indeed turned.
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Question by bakonbitz0101: how to stop the illegal immigrants from coming in any proposed ideas or methods????
i am tired of illegal LAZY MEXICANS crossing outr borders, along with the potential terroists who slip right into the country. why just last week my cousins boyfriend (brorder patrol guard) caught a bunch of stupid pplz trying to enter the us and poison our grain supply.
Not onl;y that, but illegal immigrants are poor, and onl foster their so called “music” and join gangs which have the silliest purposes i have ever heard of. so i came up with an insanely radical plan to stop illegal immigrants
THE GRAT WALL OF THE UNITED STATES!!!
if the chinese did it, we sure as hell can. i propse a conctrete wall 18 feet high and 25 feet thick, with electric wire on both sides, and sniper posts every 500 yards with living quarters for every team of 3 guards who live there. therefore, if any immigrants attempt to cross, bam bam bam you rot away. and for the coasts, for 12 miles out there will be robotic “defenders” which have recently come out, and use no people, stopping boats
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Taco Bell screwed up your order again, didn’t they?
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The EPA is revising the window stickers seen on new cars to more accurately reflect the capabilities of electric and hybrid vehicles. They’re also proposing, rather boldly, that a big fat letter grade head the sticker, ranging from A+ (for plug-in electric vehicles) to D (for Veyrons and R8s). The Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers has condemned the stickers, accusing them of evoking “school-yard memories of passing and failing.” Yes, well, that’s kind of the idea.
There are a number of new metrics on the proposed stickers, resulting from the fact that MPG, the only metric presented on the old sticker, is fast losing its relevance for consumers. That particular term has been replaced in part- or all-electric vehicles with MPGe, a measurement that compares mileage based on energy consumption, as opposed to liquid volume consumption. The energy yielded by a gallon of gas is converted into BTUs (not your sissy metric kilojoules, to which BTUs are almost exactly similar), which can be multiplied by various factors depending on energy source, eventually yielding a standard unit, the MPGe. You’ll get used to it.
Unsurprisingly, automakers are not amused by the letter grade, and to be honest it seems a bit arbitrary to me as well. They’ve essentially set the curve so that each grade represents a class of vehicles, and I’m sure you can guess where SUVs and luxury vehicles end up. Why not just let the numbers speak for themselves, or come up with a more relevant “headline”? It’s interesting how they seem to have chosen “non-judgmental” colors for, say, greenhouse gas emissions (they’re not red to green), but have no trouble writing an enormous C-. Why not judge a little more, though? The grade thing is a fixed game, but the EPA should feel free to display true information and comparisons that embarrass inefficient cars.
There are also several labels, as you can see, in addition to the vertical graded ones:
It’s like a muted rainbow of efficiency. This is to reflect the various fundamentally different vehicles out there right now. EVs, ER-EVs, plug-in hybrids, plain hybrids, frybrids, and what have you. While a single sticker might have been preferable, it would be impractical at the moment, and after all we can always do another revision later. At least they share a general layout.
One thing I think they should fix is the display of numbers that are clearly very rough estimates. The money saved, for instance, is simply not to be believed. The old stickers had estimates, and then estimates based on those estimates, and further estimates based on those. Let’s try to keep things grounded this time around. Let the label reflect the facts; manufacturers or dealerships can include “secondary” labels augmenting the facts — charge time, extra efficiency numbers, and so on.
Apart from that, I think they’re pretty nice. The design incorporates a lot more information yet stays relatively clean, and the inclusion of a QR code is thoughtful.
The new labels are just proposals at the moment, and the EPA will be accepting comments on them for the next two months. Want to do your part for green legislation? Give those guys a piece of your mind.
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Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) has just unveiled details of the first phase for the expansion and redevelopment of three business districts in China’s capital city, Beijing. Key to the success of the project is the installation of a Central Park area which will help to heat and cool energy efficient buildings in the Dawangjing District by geothermal exchange instead of relying on energy-intensive cooling towers. ..
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